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William A. Bell


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Clean Gloucester Day Information

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2013 Recycling Rate Report

Gloucester County is not required to file an annual Recycling Rate Report for 2013.  In 2012, the General Assembly changed the reporting requirements for localities with populations of 100,000 or less.  Rather than reporting annually, Gloucester is now required to file a recycling rate report every four years.

The next report for Gloucester County will be for calendar year 2016.  Businesses will receive reporting forms in early 2017. 

Please Don't "Litter"

Kitten with trash


Did You Lose Something? Sofa discarded on T. C. Walker Road
Is this the image we want folks to have when they visit or pass through Gloucester?

Roadside litter and trash are eyesores and can be dangerous and unhealthy.  Please do your part by ensuring your trash is transported securely and disposed of in the proper place.

Citizens Needed for Clean Community Committee

The Clean Community Committee of Gloucester County is seeking interested citizens from the Petsworth, Ware, and York Magisterial Districts to serve as members of the advisory group. Committee members plan and participate in cleanup, public education, and outreach activities. Currently the Committee is addressing litter prevention efforts through coordinated cleanups, advocating for improvements to Virginia’s litter law, promoting green initiatives, and working to increase awareness of how litter negatively affects the local environment.

The committee meets monthly to discuss matters relating to county beautification efforts, litter prevention and cleanup programs, recycling, and environmental education. The Committee usually meets the third Tuesday of each month (except July) at 6:30 PM. Meetings are held at Botetourt Elementary School, 6361 Main Street in Gloucester.  There are times when meetings must be rescheduled due to conflicts.  Please check here or on the 
County's calendar for updates or changes.

Citizens interested in serving should complete a Volunteer Board Bank information form available on the county’s website or e-mail William Bell or call 804-693-5370.

Clean Community Program Volunteers Making A Difference
Gloucester County's Clean Community Program promotes litter prevention; helps educate county residents on ways to reduce, reuse, recycle, and properly manage waste materials; and assists in effective beautification to help create a healthier, safer, and more livable community. The program is directed by the Clean Community Committee and supported by hundreds of community volunteers who work to help keep Gloucester beautiful, clean, and litter free.

Volunteers picking up trash

We truly appreciate the volunteers who give their time to help make Gloucester cleaner and greener.

Have you helped clean up Gloucester County?
  If so, we would like to know. Please complete 
this short report so we can keep track of the good work being done in Gloucester.  Scan and email, fax, or mail the form to the Clean Community Office.

Have a comment or suggestion?  Is there an area that needs attention? Please use
this comment form.  Scan and email, fax, or mail the form to the Clean Community Office.

Those interested in learning more or those wishing to volunteer should contact the Clean Community office at 804-693-5370.

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Gloucester County
Spring 2014 Residential
Household Harmful Waste Collection Day
Saturday, April 19, 2014
9:00 AM – 3:30 PM

Middle Peninsula Landfill and Recycling Center

3714 Waste Management Way

(Adner - Glenns; entrance on Rt. 17)

For more information, click here.

Gloucester's Convenience Centers operate on the following schedule:

Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Saturday: 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Sundays: Closed

All Locations Closed: New Year's Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas

Other changes to the schedule will be posted at the Centers and in local newspapers.

There are recycling receptacles located at each Convenience Center.

Please recycle! 

Since July 1, 2013, more than 400 volunteers have collected 
11.8 tons of trash, litter, and recyclables 
from along roadsides and ditches in Gloucester County.

Household Trash Tip

Putting a can of waste cooking oil in your household trash?

Mix in some clay cat litter, sawdust, old rags, or shredded newspaper to help solidify the old cooking oil.

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